Definition of patriate in English:


Syllabification: pa·tri·ate
Pronunciation: /ˈpātrēˌāt


[with object]
  • Transfer control over (a constitution) from a mother country to its former dependency: the Canadian government moved to patriate the constitution from Great Britain
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    • Nine provinces signed on to patriate the constitution, anyway.
    • The relevant events happened before the Convention rights were patriated by the HRA.

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